Tag Archives: Paleography

Bernhard Bischoff on the Study of Medieval Script

By David Ganz Editorial note – David Ganz is Visiting Professor of Palaeography at the University of Notre Dame and a Research Associate of Darwin College, University of Cambridge. His guest blog summarises a much-overlooked publication by Bernhard Bischoff (d. … Continue reading

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The Boring, Ugly, and Unimportant – Biases in Manuscript Research

By Jenneka Janzen As I carry out my dissertation research, I’ve spent some time thinking about the role aesthetics play in which manuscripts are studied, and which ones are deemed too boring, unimportant, or ugly to attract interest. Certainly, it … Continue reading

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Malcolm B. Parkes, Palaeographer (1930-2013)

By David Ganz David Ganz is Visiting Professor of Palaeography at the University of Notre Dame and a Research Associate of Darwin College Cambridge. Malcolm Parkes, FSA, died on 10 May 2013 at the age of eighty-three. He had been … Continue reading

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Hairy Bindings and Golden Bookworms: My Research in Bruges

By Jenneka Janzen Access to digitized manuscripts online (see Irene’s Navigating the Digital World) is changing the way medievalists can and are expected to work. While the benefits of accessing an electronic facsimile for research with respect to preservation and … Continue reading

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New Exhibition Starring the Leiden Aratea

By Jenneka Janzen Like a discerning foodie seeking out the rarest delicacies, or an adrenaline junkie dreaming of the next death-defying bungee jump, I too have a ‘bucket list’ involving one of my greatest passions: manuscripts. There are several manuscripts … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Page: Palimpsests

By Irene O’Daly On Monday evening (11.02.13) a full house was present at the University Library for an entertaining and fascinating lecture by Will Noel, director of the Schoenberg Institute  and formerly curator of manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum, … Continue reading

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My Spring at SCRIPTO

By Jenneka Janzen In preparation for embarking on my PhD research (which I’ve just now begun as a new member of the Turning Over a New Leaf project), I had the good fortune to participate in the fifth annual SCRIPTO … Continue reading

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